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Local banks boost college expansion

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Peoples Bank and BB&T have each committed $15,000 through the Gaston College Foundation to help build a Science and Technology Center on the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. The proposed center will allow the college to expand health science offerings and provide complete Associate in Arts and Associate in Science…

Scavenger Hunters

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Students at Lincoln County School of Technology prepare for a scavenger hunt designed to help gather Christmas items for the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. From left are Danielle Whitlow, Dynasty Clark, Allison Wallace, Sarah Peeler and Reid Ketner. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Flower Power — Business is a beautiful arrangement

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Ever since she was a little girl, Ronda Lenex has been decorating. She used to decorate at Christmas and loved how it would transform the whole house. Using everything from silks to fabric to wallpaper, Lenex creates floral arrangements, a talent she has been using for 20 years. She used…

Grand Opening

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County Commissioner James “Buddy” Funderburk cuts the ribbon with employees of Lackey and Whitley Realty Group, 2377 East Hwy. 150 and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the Grand Opening in Lincolnton. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Students` posters promote peace

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On display at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton are the 20 “most-outstanding” entries from Lincoln County in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This Year’s theme was “Give Peace a Chance.” Hannah Bunzey, a student at the Denver campus of Lincoln Charter School, received first place for her…

Scholarship forms available

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Applications are now available for the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Stoudemire was a former Lincoln County Agricultural Extension Chairman and a highly regarded member of the community for almost 30 years. Scholarships are awarded annually to Lincoln County residents who will be pursuing a degree program at a…

Youthful LHS band has good year

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The Lincolnton High School Wolf Pack Marching Band, “The Band with the Bell,” completed a very successful season. Their 2004 field show entitled “Vive La France” included the music An American in Paris, I Love Paris, April in Paris, One Day I’ll Fly Away, and Gaite Parisienne (Can-Can). Under the…

Denver resident, UNC-TV donor to air `Friends` segment

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A Denver resident, Ralph Harkey, will be on UNC-TV on Sunday, Dec. 12 during the hours of 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to air a segment to discuss the “Friends of UNC-TV.” He will be on during the breaks of the Daniel O’Donnell show. Winterfest, the fall/winter fundraising drive for…

Stretch of Hwy. 16 will be in four lanes

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The N.C. Board of Transportation awarded a construction contract to build 10.83 miles of N.C. 16 as a four-lane divided highway. The $40 million contract was awarded to McAnnich Corporation of West Des Moines, Iowa. The location runs from N.C. 73 in Lincoln County to Tower Road at existing N.C.…

Survivors` hope grows on tree

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Denise Sigmon stands in front of the tree of hope at People’s Bank on N.C. 16. This year she will hang four ornaments in honor and in memory of people affected by cancer in her life. Bob Sigmon, her brother-in-law is a kidney cancer survivor and Judy Gibson, her sister-in-law…